Education and Careers for America (EC4A) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit (EIN: 27-2362869) that aims to provide educational equity to homeless individuals and those living below the poverty line.
EC4A Founder and President, Harish Kotecha, fulfilled his own dreams of a good education and a successful career in this country, and from there was born the need to ‘Serve Where You Live’ (our motto) through education. All our work revolves around school-age kids and youth who are homeless, near homeless, below the poverty line, or low income–all with the shared dream of affordable education.
Headquartered in Austin, EC4A has strong outreach in Central Texas. Austin’s metro area is the country’s most economically segregated urban area based on income, education, and occupation. Most schools receiving an F ranking are located to the east of Interstate 35; these are the school districts we serve.
As we grew over the years, we also awarded vocational scholarships to students in Austin, Manor, and Round Rock. We soon expanded our program with the help of partner nonprofits providing wrap-around services to help community college students transform their lives. The colleges served to include Austin Community College, Houston Community College, Dallas Community College District, and Los Angeles Community College District. Our Atlanta, GA, chapter is gearing up to serve students in homeless situations there.
EC4A is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, volunteers and members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias. We support organizations that have the same commitment.